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BJP to contest 119 seats in Mah assembly polls: Gadkari

india Updated: Aug 12, 2009 18:00 IST

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The BJP will contest on 119 seats in with its ally Shiv Sena in the forthcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, state unit president Nitin Gadkari said.

"There has been no change in seat allotment and alliance," Gadkari told reporters on Tuesday adding the party is trying to rope in Shetkari Sanghatana also and the doors were open for Republican parties as well.

He said the chief ministerial candidate of saffron alliance would be decided by Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and senior BJP leader LK Advani.

Gadkari's remarks came after senior leader Manohar Joshi recently hinted that Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray will be the party's chief ministerial candidate.

Other senior BJP leaders including party national general secretary Gopinath Munde and party incharge of state affairs, Kaptan Sinh Solankhi also met the prospective candidates at Ravi Bhawan.